Optimal management of cavernous sinus heman-giomas remains unclear. Total microsurgical removal of these neoplasms may be extremely difficult due to their rich vascularization. Three cases of cavernous sinus hemangioma treated with low-dose Gamma Knife radiosurgery are presented. Marginal dose varied from 10 to 13 Gy. Treatment planning and radiation dosimetry were done with a goal of conformal and selective coverage of the lesion with 50% prescription isodose line using multiisocenter technique. In all cases significant shrinkage of the neoplasm was marked at 3 months after treatment. Mean volume reduction at 12 months after radiosurgery was 60% (range: 45-75%). In all patients the shrinkage of the neoplasm was accompanied by notable improvement of the preexistent oculomotor nerve palsy. No radiosurgery-related complications were met during follow-up. In conclusion, low-dose Gamma Knife radiosurgery seems to be very effective for management of cavernous sinus hemangiomas, and can be considered as a treatment modality of choice for these lesions.
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- Clinical Neurology